Connecticut sent over 50,000 men to the Union Army in the Civil War. They were organized into 30 regiments of infantry, 1 of cavalry, and 2 of heavy artillery, as well as 3 batteries of light artillery. Around 1,270 men from Connecticut were at the Battle of Gettysburg, organized into five infantry regiments and one light artillery battery. Around 340 men (27%) became casualties in the battle. (see the States at Gettysburg)

One of the army’s eight corps commanders, Major General John Sedgwick, commander of the Sixth Corps, was from Connecticut.

Monument to the 2nd Connecticut Battery at Gettysburg Monument to the 5th Connecticut at Gettysburg
Monument to the 14th Connecticut at Gettysburg Monument to the 17th Connecticut at Gettysburg
Monument to the 20th Connecticut at Gettysburg Monument to the 27th Connecticut at Gettysburg